A news update from the National Latin@ Network
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Every year, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) commissions or purchases the art work of a woman to be featured on all their organizational materials in commemoration of International Women's Day. This year the honor was extended to Cuban artist Perla Gonzalez Marinel-lo. The selected painting, "Anisah: First Generation Latina Teen, Human & Civil Rights Spoken Word Artist, Muslim", is a portrait of the artist's granddaughter.

NRCDV also interviewed this young Latina spoken word artist on a podcast that was launched on March 8th. Click here to access the podcast. In the Podcast, Anisah talks about her challenges living at the intersections of what it's like being a young Latina Muslim woman. She also shares her thoughts on where she thinks the women's movement should be heading, and an empowering spoken word on dismantling misconstrued gender roles.

From the National Latin@ Network we reached out to the artist, Perla González Marinel-lo, and asked if she could talk to us about her life, art and work. 

To read her interview and view more of her art please click here.
Don't Forget  to come Celebrate 35 years of Latina Leadership with Casa de Esperanza! 

When: May 31, 2018
Where: Nicollet Island Pavilion
             40 Power Street
             Minneapolis, MN 55401

There will be a cocktail reception at 6:00pm, followed by the dinner, program and awards at 7:00pm. Dessert and music to follow!


Get your tickets  here!

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is beginning a multi-year impact initiative - Rise Up: Be Seen, Be Heard, Be Counted  

This month, Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is beginning a comprehensive multi-year impact initiative - Rise Up: Be Seen, Be Heard, Be Counted - that doubles down on the Company's mission to not only inform, empower, and entertain our audiences, but also to stand with our communities as they shape the future of the United States. The initiative, which will merge the existing Rise Up and Univision Contigo platforms, builds on the longstanding corporate social responsibility efforts, and will use storytelling, journalism, digital engagement, TV integrations, PSAs, infographics, animation, gaming, experiences, advocacy, and events to create impact.

To read the full press release  click here.
webinar Combating Sexual Harassment in Social Justice Organizations    

Date: June 7, 2018
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm (PT)/ 12:00pm-2pm (CT)

Attend this webinar hosted by RoadMap to discuss the following: 
  • What's at stake for social justice organizations and our own tendencies to cover up and condone
  • What sexual harassment is and isn't
  • What to do if you or someone you know is harassed
  • Basic information about legal rights
  • What makes a good sexual harassment policy
  • What good supervisors and managers can and must do
  • Peer accountability and community-wide accountability 
For more information and to register for this webinar click here.
Webinar Latino Boys and Men: Advancing Scholarship and Community Based Solutions

Monday, June 18, 2018
11:30pm-1:00pm (CST)

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY in collaboration with Casa de Esperanza/National Latin@ Network conducted a scan of the field to identify what research and types of programming existed engaging Latin@ men and boys. There is a gap in existing content analysis documenting the state of the field relating to understanding racial-cultural sociodemographic terms, inclusion of racial-cultural psychological variables, and gender related factors impacting the lives of men of color, specifically Latino men and boys. This webinar will address systemic limitations on understanding the state of the field by using an interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to identify community-based solutions with Latino men and boys that may not be included in academic literature.

Dr. Silvia Mazzula, Ph.D., Associate Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
Jose Juan Lara Jr., MS, Project Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network
Martha Hernandez-Martinez, MPA, Program/Research Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network

 Click here for more information and to register for this webinar
Rape Victim Advocacy 
Community Prevention and Outreach Coordinator

The University of Iowa is Iowa's largest employer and a university with a world-renowned reputation. From the health sciences to the arts, our aim is to provide a diverse and technologically advanced community where all can work and learn together to achieve excellence. We strive to realize the Iowa Promise to become one of the ten most distinguished public universities in the country. On our beautiful campus spanning the Iowa River, our faculty and staff enjoy access to an array of cultural, educational, and recreational activities. The University of Iowa offers an exceptional benefits package and many other support resources to help employees balance their professional and personal lives.

The Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) is a department within the Division of Student Life at The University of Iowa. RVAP is a sexual assault victim advocate and prevention agency that provides additional healing support, prevention and advocacy services to the following counties: Cedar, Des Moines, Henry, Iowa, Johnson, Lee, Washington, and Van Buren. The mission of RVAP is to provide free, confidential, trauma-informed advocacy to all affected by sexual violence and promotes social change through prevention education.

For more information about this position and to apply, visit the website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu and search for Requisition #72795.  Applications will be accepted through May 21, 2018. 
Now accepting submissions

We welcome submissions on a number of topics pertaining to domestic violence, family violence, and gender-based violence. These topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Gender-based violence intervention and prevention programs that are culturally specific
  • Working with Latin@ youth
  • Working with immigrant Latin@s
  • Health care and gender-based violence
  • LGBTQ Latin@ communities
  • Children and domestic violence
  • Building Latin@ leadership in Latin@ communities
  • Elder abuse
We also welcome photography, video, resources, and other digital material that organizations or people wish to share with our network.

If you're interested in submitting a blog post,  click here to email Rebecca De Leon, Communications and Marketing Manager


The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities is a network of individuals and organizations committed to improving the health and well-being of Latin@ communities. The National Latin@ Network is led by Casa de Esperanza, a national Latina organization whose mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latin@ communities to end domestic violence. The National Latin@Network for Healthy Families and Communities builds on Casa de Esperanza´s experience working in local communities to support families, end domestic violence, and increase meaningful access to services for Latina@s and incorporates a research center, public policy initiative, and training.

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